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Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 8

Gladiator Fund to Hold 23rd Annual Dinner Dance Gala
Friday, April 13

Last Night of Passover
Saturday, April 14


Upcoming Events at the Long Island Children’s Museum

Early Childhood Programs stART (Story + Art): Tuesday to Friday from 12:30-1 p.m. Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. – noon. Messy Afternoons: Saturday, Sunday, from 3:30-5 p.m. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members). KaleidoZone - ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’ from now through April 30: Using her childhood as inspiration artist Danielle O’Malley has created an interactive exhibit where visitors can move through a miniature neighborhood with the help of small dolls and folk stories. All ages. Free with museum admission. All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission: $11 for adults and children over 1 year old, $10 seniors, free to museum members and children under 1 year old. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information plese call 224-5800.


Friday, April 6

First Night of Passover and Good Friday

The first night of Passover and Good Friday fall on exactly the same day this year. Therefore, all schools will be closed in honor of these very High Holy Days celebrated by both the Jewish and Christian community.


Saturday, April 7

Crystal Trio at Long Island Children’s Musuem

At 1 and 3 p.m. coming from Siberia, Russia, the Crystal Trio is a unique musical group that performs using special glass instruments including the glass harp, verrophone and glass pan flute bass. The trio continues to develop the tradition of musical glass by playing well-known classical and popular modern works, as well as tunes specifically written for glass instruments.. Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members), $10 theater only.


Sunday, April 8

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is very early this year. We want to take this time to wish all of our readers who celebrate Easter a very happy and peaceful Easter.


Monday, April 9

AARP Chapter No. 5176 to Meet at Clinton G. Martin Park

The AARP North Hempstead Chapter No. 5176 will meet at Clinton G. Martin Park, corner of Marcus Avenue and New Hyde Park Road, New Hyde Park from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Join the members for coffee, buns, and hear informative speakers.  New members welcome. National AARP membership required. Call 334-1390 for more information.

A Picnic of Pellets at Long Island Children’s Musuem

From 11 a. m. and again at 2 p.m., What do owls eat? How do they hunt? What do they use to ingest food? Inspired by the Feasts for Beasts gallery, the fascinating digestive process of owls will be explored and discover the answers to these questions. Watch a live dissection of owl pellets by an animal expert and examine your own.  Ages: 5 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM Members).


Friday, April 13

Gladiator Fund to Hold 23rd Annual Dinner Dance Gala

The Gladiator Fund will hold its 23rd Annual Fundraiser/Dinner Dance at The Inn, 214 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park from 7 p.m. until midnight. Included in the donation of $90 will be gratuities, dinner, dancing and a Chinese auction, plus an open bar. For additional information and reservations please call 352-7602. This year’s event will be in honor of Isabella Fiore, who is 6 years old. She is the daughter of Maria and Michael Fiore, Class of 1994, and has been diagnosed with LCA (Leber’s Congential Amarousis.) To advertise in the journal, please contact Dan Connor at 352-7602.


Saturday, April 14

Last Night of Passover

Saturday, April 14, is the last night of Passover and we want to take this opportunity to wish all our readers who have celebrated the days of Passover a very happy and joyous Passover.


Sunday, April 15

Food Fun and Fellowship

The First Presbyterian Church, of New Hyde Park, 16 South 9th Street, will hold Its Food Fun and Fellowship night on April 15. A roast beef  dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. followed by bingo. The donation is $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Call the church office at 354-5013 for further information or tickets. Reservations must be made by April 10.


Monday, April 16

New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board Budget Presentation

The New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board Budget Presentation will be held at 8 p.m. at the Manor Oaks School, 1950 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park.


Tuesday, April 17

The Herricks School Board Regular Meeting

The Herricks School Board will hold its regular and BOCES meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park.

New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce to Meet

The New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce will hold its April General Meeting at 6 p.m. at The Inn at New Hyde Park, 214 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park. Full exceptional buffet, 50/50.  Chairpersons of each committee will discuss their respective committees and what you can do to help.  Please RSVP.  Member price $35 and nonmember price $35.


Thursday, April 26

Annual Spring Luncheon To Benefit CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention)

Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) will hold its 27th Annual Spring Luncheon at The Carltun, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The benefit will be held during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Joseph and Jane Clementi, parents of Tyler Clementi, and Perri Klass, MD, New York Times columnist and author, will be the luncheon speakers and receive the CAPS Community Leadership Award. In addition, Ilene S. Cooper, Esq., Partner, Farrell Fritz PC will receive the CAPS Children’s Advocate Award. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, call CAPS at 621.0552 x101 or register online at www.capsli.org.


Friday, April 27

The Herricks Community Players Opening Night For Annie

The opening is set for 8 p.m. Annie will also run on Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, at 3 p.m. at the Herricks Community Players, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park.


Save The Date
Thursday, May 10

Classical Concert at Long Island Conservatory

Enjoy an afternoon of classical music when the Long Island Conservatory presents a concert performed by the chorus/opera workshop at 2 p.m. The concert will feature Mozart; Requiem in D minor k. 626, A. Copeland; Zions’ Walls, At the River Ching a Ring Chaw, and Leigh; Medley from Man of La Mancha. The free concert will be held at the Long Island Conservatory of Music, 1125 Willis Avenue, Albertson. For additional information call: 625-3455.

News

The Village of New Hyde Park Board of Trustees held their 2014-15 tentative budget hearing on Monday, April 7, where a proposed budget of $6 million was presented.

 

The appropriation represents an increase of $160,512 from the 2013-14 budget and a tentative tax levy of $4.135 million, a 1.8 percent increase from last year.

 

“Working on this year’s budget was one of the hardest we’ve ever done,” Village Mayor Robert Lofaro said.

Following her uncontested election last month, trustee Donna Squicciarino was officially sworn in by Mayor Robert Lofaro for a one year term on Monday, April 7. 

 

Squicciarino is the second woman in New Hyde Park’s 86-year history to serve as trustee. Florence Lisanti was the first woman to serve on the board, whose term expired in 2001.

 

“I think it’s great,” said Squicciarino. “We needed a woman at the table with a different point of view. We have a lot of different perspectives that guide the village in the right direction.”


Sports

Sewanhaka’s boys lacrosse coach Peter Burgess has one rule when it comes to his goalies: make the saves that you’re supposed to make. 

 

Luckily for Burgess, senior Jake Mellen does that and more. 

 

“Once or twice a game he’ll make a save that no one’s supposed to make,” Burgess said. “I’ll look over to my assistant coach and say, ‘Wow, that was a special play right there’”

 

For three years, Mellen has been making those kind of spectacular saves for the Indians as the starting goalie. Before his senior season started, he was voted captain by his teammates and coaches. 

Coaching to some can be measured by wins and losses. But New Hyde Park’s head baseball coach Doug Robins measures his success through the success of his players, on and off the field. 

 

Robins has coached the Gladiators varsity baseball team since 1999 and made the playoffs 10 out of those 15 seasons. His teams have finished in second place in their league twice. 

 

Despite his teams on field success, Robins goal is to help his players succeed and receive the opportunity to play college ball. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - April 16

Kids Eat Free At Applebees - April 20

School Board Meeting - April 22


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